WSAI Becomes Real Oldies

Previous Format: Standards New Format: Oldies “Real Oldies 1530” Date & Time Of Change: January 3, 2003 More Info: Wikipedia

600 CKBD Signs-Off

Previous Format: Standards “600 AM” CKBD New Format: AAA “100.5 The Peak” CKPK Date & Time Of Change: November 13, 2008 at 6:00pm More Info: Wikipedia Note: Station Moved to FM as AAA “100.5 The Peak” CKPK Aircheck Contributed by Mike Workman

CISL Shifts From Oldies To Standards

Previous Format: Oldies “Superhits 650” New Format: Standards “AM 650” Date & Time Of Change: November 10, 2008 at 9:00am More Info: Wikipedia Aircheck Contributed by Mike Workman

1310 WADB/1160 WOBM Become Good Time Oldies

Previous Format: 1310 Sports, 1160 Standards New Format: Oldies Date & Time Of Change: 9/3/2010 9:00am More Info: Wikipedia

100.5 The Peak Debuts

Previous Format: Standards 600 CKBD New Format: AAA “100.5 The Peak” CKPK Date & Time Of Change: November 14, 2008 at 7:20pm More Info: Wikipedia Aircheck Contributed by Mike Workman

Movin 97.5 Debuts

Previous Format: Standards “Star 97.5” KRZS New Format: Rhythmic AC “Movin 97.5” KMVA Date & Time Of Change: October 27, 2006 More Info: Wikipedia Related Changes: Movin 97.5 KMVA Becomes Hot 97.5

WRDA Becomes Hot 104.1

Previous Format: Standards “Red 104.1” WRDA New Format: Urban “Hot 104.1” WHHL Date & Time Of Change: October 1, 2005 at 12:00am More Info: Wikipedia Related Changes: “104.1 The Mall” WMLL flips from 80?s to Standards “Red 104.1? WRDA

860 WGUL changes from Standards to Talk

At 5 PM on August 12, 2005, 860 WGUL in the Tampa Bay market flipped from its longtime “Music of Your Life” format to a temporary Presidential Speech format under new owners Salem Communication. Aircheck and Summary courtesy of Lou Pickney.

Standards WJCE Flips to Progressive Talk 680 WWTQ Memphis

With ratings continuing to slowly fall, aging demos and a business core becoming more unwilling to advertize to persons over 55, Entercom pulled the plug on its AM Standard’s outlet WJCE. The call letters were originally chosen to compliment an Urban AC format called “The Juice” some years earlier and were not changed when that format expired after the emergence of crosstown FM Urban AC 103.5 WRBO. So, with little fanfare and virtually NO imaging or announcements whatsoever, the music was pulled in the middle of a song and the CNN News feed simply clicked in, followed by the Al Franken show on the Air America Network. One of the most haphazard format changes heard in ages. We present it to you as a scoped 10+ minute audio time capsule, to serve as a place holder for the n...

1200 WKOX and 1430 WXKS become Air America Boston

The Air America radio network launched in March 2004, and after a slow start, began to pick up many new affiliates by the late summer. Yet Boston, despite being one of the most liberal markets in the country, did not yet have an affiliate. From the launch of the network, much of Air America’s growth was attributed to Clear Channel, which brought the format to failed AM stations in many markets. As it happened, Clear Channel just happened to have two stations in Boston that together would make a perfect home for the new format. WXKS 1430 was a longtime adult standards station, the forgotten sister station of CHR station WXKS-FM. In 2001, WXKS was expected to change format to CNET Radio-provided technology talk, but the format ended up on Mega Communications’ WBPS 890, and the st...

“104.1 The Mall” WMLL flips from 80’s to Standards “Red 104.1” WRDA

Summary by Mike Batchelor. WMLL flipped to a format of “New Standards” on 1/8/04, after a week of stunting with a “Wheel of Music” playing cuts from many different formats. Previous to the “wheel,” 104.1 stunted with Christmas music throughout the holiday season starting on November 1, 2003. WMLL “The Mall,” started in 2000 as an All 80s format. Gradually, WMLL morphed into a Hot AC format playing 80s & 90s pop, with no currents, with Steve & DC in the Morning. The station languished near the bottom of the ratings heap for its entire three year existence, despite having a high dollar, marquee morning show that once dominated the market.

1540 WDCD changes from Religious to Standards “Legends 1540” WPTR

WPTR, one of the most known calls in Albany radio history. In 1960’s and 70’s, it was one of Albany’s two major Top 40 stations (along with 980 WTRY), when Top 40 became an FM format WPTR went to country and was dominant in that field. In 1995, Albany Broadcasting sold the station to Crawford Broadcasting, which flipped it to religious WDCD. By 1999, Crawford Broadcasting began dabbling in secular broadcasting with the “Legends” standards format on their AM stations, and with Albany lacking a Standards station (after 94.5 WABY-FM became Soft AC WKLI), the space there was to launch. Going on heritage, 1540 returned to its original calls and after a week off the air for maintenance and upgrades launched standards “Legends 1540” on January 10, 2000 (t...

640 WWJZ Mount Holly flips from Standards to Radio Disney

A 1992 sign-on, WWJZ in suburban Mount Holly, NJ fit a small niche in the Delaware Valley as a locally operated popular standards station. With some tower problems, it was operating well below its allocated 50kw daytime signal, which would’ve been one of the strongest in the area. Disney, among other companies, saw the potential the 640 signal had, even with its weak nighttime signal. Disney, however was looking for a local outlet for its Radio Disney network. Targeting children, the nighttime signal was not as much of a hindrance as it would’ve been for another format.

WLIX Becomes Unforgettable WLUX

Previous Format: Christian WLIX New Format: Standards “Unforgettable 540” WLUX Date & Time Of Change: October __. 1995 More Info: Wikipedia Aircheck Contributed by Mike Erickson